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“GRUNDY COUNTY - SMALL TOWN LIVING AT ITS BEST!” • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 1, 2017 Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 • A special publication of the Morris Herald-News


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Morris’ Corn Festival continues to grow By ALLISON SELK Shaw Media correspondent Sixty-nine years ago, Morris farmer John Gallagher won $10 and was crowned “corn king” after he entered his 13-inch ear of corn, which was the longest one submitted that year. The Grundy County Corn Festival features a five-day event in Morris during the last week of September each year. Its inaugural year was in 1948 from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1 and was sponsored by the Morris Business Men’s Association, according to festival manager Sarah Carey. That year, on the last day of the festival, 10,000 people came to witness the lighting of the new mercury vapor street lights and walk on the newly blacktopped roads. Over the years, the festival has grown by leaps and bounds and now in 2017, the Grundy County Corn Festival features five days filled with harvest and art shows, petting zoos, food trucks, fireworks, craft and flea market, a carnival, pony rides, a kiddie parade and a 5K run to name a few. Two stages host a variety of shows which include local school bands, choirs, dance schools and music nightly by local and nationally known bands, along with a beer tent for refreshments. The festival ends with a 150-plus unit parade where the grand marshal, Megan Bugg will take center stage and speak about her platform on September being Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Carey said this year’s theme for the festival was “small town living at its best,” so the committee kept it simple and wanted to highlight some of the original events that molded the festival, in order to preserve the history. “Though the themes of the festival change every year, the overall theme will always be celebrating the bountiful and safe harvest season for our local farmers,” Carey said. Carey wanted to highlight the baby show and the baby photo show, as participation has decreased over the years. The baby show takes place Sunday, Sept. 24, with entry closing on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Judges are professionals who have experience with children and will ask children questions. Talents will be permitted, but are not required. A portion of the baby show judging will be on appearance, so nice dress clothes are recommended. The baby photo show judges are professional photographers, and babies must turn in a professional photo. Photos must be an 8 x 10 and of the single child only. Another big draw and historical event has always been the corn, grain and flower show held at First Presbyte-

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Baylee Newman, 14, of Morris, and Hanna Beland, 11, of Seneca, get a plate of curly fries to share at a past Grundy County Corn Festival. rian Church in Morris. Carey said this event celebrates the harvest and allows local residents or farmers to showcase their plants, flowers, pumpkins, corn, grain. Monetary prizes and ribbons are given as prizes to the winners. “Being a corn festival, we need to celebrate the harvest,” Carey said The hobby and handicraft show was another tradition highlighted this year. Carey said there are many people in the county who create crafts and the festival wants to allow them to show off their talents. Monetary prizes and ribbons will be given in the several established categories. At 7 p.m. on Friday, the Grundy County Corn Festival Queen coronation will take place after the Queen

Coronation Parade. Four local Minooka Community High School candidates have been voted in and a blind drawing will determine the winner on the Jackson Street stage at the corner of Liberty and Jackson Street The entire five days are packed with events from morning to night and the entire schedule can be found at cornfestival.org. Carey said people should wear comfortable attire, bring wagons and strollers for the kids and be prepared for an event packed week. Fifteen food vendors will line the streets of downtown Morris, approximately three per corner along with church hosted meals. The craft and flea markets have baked goods and local restaurants are also open for business,

so food and drinks will be plentiful. For the over 21 crowd, a beer tent will be open on the corner of Wauponsee St. and Illinois Ave, next to the south entertainment stage. An information booth will be centrally located on Main and Liberty streets and new this year, large maps will be located on corners for guests who may not know their way around the town. Carey said each event will have a number and will be placed on the map along with current location. “This is the only time of year everybody comes from all around the county,” Carey said. “Many people who have moved away or are in college come home for this every year, its like a holiday in Grundy County.”


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Megan Bugg of Coal City was chosen as the Grundy County Corn Festival 2017 parade grand marshal. Bugg said she wants to use this opportunity to create awareness of childhood cancer, as she has battled cancer for three years. Pictured are Megan Bugg (right) with her mother, Deb; father, Kent; and sister, Kenzi.

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Each year, the Grundy County Corn Festival committee chooses one community in the county to feature and, from that community, comes the grand marshal for the parade on Sunday of the festival. The 2017 community chosen was Coal City and when Grundy County Corn Festival manager Sarah Carey heard the words Coal City, she said she knew that they had to ask resident Megan Bugg to be the grand marshal. “The entire county has gotten behind this girl and followed her blog. The radio station and Morris Herald-News covers her story. With the theme being ‘Grundy County, small town living at its best,’ and knowing how Coal City got right behind her when she got sick, she was the right choice.” Megan is currently a junior at Coal City High School, where her father, Kent Bugg resides as the Superintendent of Coal City Community School District Unit 1. Megan lives with her family; father, Kent; mother, Deb; and sister, Kenzi.

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Bands to rock the stage at Corn Festival By ALLISON SELK Shaw Media correspondent This year, the Grundy County Corn Festival has 12 opportunities for revelers to listen to music on two stages in downtown Morris. The festival runs from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 with bands on Sept. 29 and 30. The Jackson Street stage is located on the corner of Jackson and Liberty streets and the south stage is located at Wauponsee Street and Illinois Avenue, which sits next to the beer garden. The early bands on Friday include Deleterious, Silver Strings which plays classic country, bluegrass and rock. The band Generation claims to be “your friendly rock band” and plays Beatles to Rolling Stones, David Bowie to Led Zeppelin and Aretha Franklin to Sly Stone, according to its website. Crawford’s Daughter is an acoustic group who plays the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Susan Tedeschi, Sheryl Crow, Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin and more. The late crowd can kick back at one of the two stages and take in the sounds of the 1980s with Poison’d Crue, which features songs from famous artists such as Poison, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses and many more from that era.

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• BANDS Continued from page 4 The latest band of the evening will be Backlash, who claims itself as an American metal band which plays hard rock and heavy metal with musical influences of Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Avenged and more. Saturday, the music opens with country band River Road Trio. Sarah Carey, Office Manager of the Grundy County Corn Festival, said this band offers easy rock and country by local people who are well known in the county. She said they are the perfect opening band who can bring in a crowd to start the evening. Another country band called

The Long Run will take stage for the late night audience on Saturday Band schedule night with its tribute to the Eagles. “This band has been all over the FRIDAY SATURDAY world and I have been told that if you 5 p.m., Silver Strings, south stage can’t get the Eagles, get this band,” 5 p.m., River Road Trio, south stage 5:30 p.m., Deleterious, Jackson St. stage Carey said. 7 p.m., Lost Vinyls, Jackson St. stage The last act of the night will be the 7:30 p.m., Generation, south stage 7 p.m., Ghost Ryder, south stage band Highwire on the Jackson Street 7:30 p.m., Crawford’s Daughter, Jackson 8:30 p.m., 45rpm, Jackson St. stage stage. St. stage Carey said she receives hundreds 9:30 p.m., The Long Run, south stage 9:30 p.m., Poison’d Crue, south stage of emails and letters each year from 10 p.m., Backlash, Jackson St. stage 10:30 p.m., High Wire, Jackson St. stage bands who want to play at the festival. Volunteer Jim Maskel, who is in charge of entertainment, attends fesGhost Ryder will perform old and rock and roll dance band 45 rpm. modern country favorite as well as The band plays classic rock and tivals and visits bars to listen and original songs written by the band. roll oldies from the 60s, 70s and 80s scout bands for each year’s event. “We want quality performers. We The band has a new original single with songs from Neil Diamond, Bob called “Ghost Ryder.” Seger, The Beatles, Cheap Trick, only have a certain amount of space Lost Vinyls will also take stage Rolling Stones, Black Crowes and for the bands so we want people to be entertained,” Carey said. Saturday early evening followed by more.


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The entire county has gotten behind this girl and followed her blog. The radio station and Morris Herald-News covers her story. With the theme being ‘Grundy County, small town living at its best,’ and knowing how Coal City got right behind her when she got sick, she was the right choice.” Sarah Carey Grundy County Corn Festival manager

cer as well. “My goal is to get more attention to childhood cancers and make people aware of the lack of funding. More people pay attention to other known cancers. I want people to know that many kids suffer and are dying everyday, including two of my friends,” Me-

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and Fulton Streets; East to Liberty then north; Liberty to Depot Street to Chapin Park to send love, support and prayers. This is a big part of what keeps me going each day,” Megan said. Megan also has a new adventure as she has partnered with a company called Ivory Ella and designed a childhood cancer awareness long sleeved t-shirt, a hat, two bracelets and an elephant stuffed animal. She said a woman sent her a package designed for kids with cancer and Ivory Ella had donated a shirt which was in the package. Megan took a picture of her in the shirt and sent it to the woman, who then passed it along to the company. “I think since I was older they asked me to help design the back of the shirt. Proceeds go to Boston Children’s Hospital,” Megan said. Megan said she has never done anything like this before and said, “This will be a fun experience and I hope to get awareness out there.”

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The past three years, Megan as battled with Stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma cancer. She has been in and out of treatments and currently has a few weeks to go with her current treatment. After, she will have scans to determine the success of the treatments. “So far, everything looks good. I am feeling good, just tired sometimes,” Megan said. During the parade on Oct. 1, Megan and her family will ride behind the color guard in the parade and wave to the crowd. After she reaches the end, she can sit on a platform and watch the remainder of the two-hour parade with her family. She will also receive a plaque, take pictures with the corn festival board and has been invited to all of the shows. Carey said Megan will make history as grand marshal of the parade. “There has never been this young of a grand marshal in the Grundy County Corn Festival. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month so we want to give her a platform because she wants to be an advocate for childhood cancer,” Carey said. Megan said she finds that people tend to focus on more well known cancers and forget that children have can-

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n 7 a.m. – Fishing Tournament - Stratton Park - sponsored by Happy Hookers Bass Club n Noon to 4 p.m. – Baby Show – Morris High School Auditorium - (entries close Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.)  

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26 n 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Steak Sandwiches - Courthouse Lawn - Benefits Grundy County Justice Assistance Board n 4 to 7 p.m. – Steak Sandwiches - Courthouse Lawn - Benefits Grundy County Justice Assistance Board n 5 to 7 p.m. – Art Show Entries accepted – Morris Area Library  

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27 n 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Farm Fair - Main Street, across from First Midwest Bank n Noon to 7 p.m. – Petting Zoo - Franklin and Main Street - sponsored by Red Carpet Travel & OSF HealthCare n Noon to 7 p.m. – Pony Rides - Franklin and Main Street, sponsored by Lyondell Basell & ONEOK n 4 to 8:30 p.m. – Train Rides - depart Grundy County Courthouse n 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Chili Supper – First Presbyterian Church n 5 to 8:30 p.m. – Skinners’ Amusements Carnival - wristbands $20 n 5 to 10 p.m. – Beer Tent open - Wauponsee St. & Illinois Avenue n 5:30 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show” – free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot - sponsored by Grundy Bank n 5:30 p.m. – MCHS Madrigal Choir - Jackson St. Stage, Liberty at Jackson St. n 6 p.m. – Water Fights - 100 Block W. Washington Street n 6:30 p.m. – Talent Show – sponsored by WCSJ/WJDK – Jackson St. Stage, Liberty at Jackson St. n 7:30 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show” – free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot - sponsored by Grundy Bank

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28 n 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Art Show – Morris Area Library - presented by Morris Watercolor Guild, sponsored by SpaceCo n 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Farm Fair - Main Street, across from First Midwest Bank n Noon to 7 p.m. – Pony Rides - Franklin and Main streets, sponsored by Lyondell Basell & ONEOK n Noon to 7 p.m. – Petting Zoo - Franklin and Main streets, sponsored by Red Carpet Travel & OSF HealthCare n 4 to 8:30 p.m. – Train Rides - depart Grundy County Courthouse n 5 to 8:30 p.m. – Skinners’ Amusements Carnival - wristbands $20 n 5 p.m. – Spotlight on Grundy County Dancers - Jackson St. Stage, Liberty at Jackson St. - sponsored by Culver’s n 5 p.m. – BBBS Big Amazing Race - REGISTRATION in the tent - Wauponsee Street and Illinois Avenue

n 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Farm Fair - Main Street, across from First Midwest Bank n 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Art Show – Morris Area Library presented by Morris Watercolor Guild; sponsored by SpaceCo n 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Log Home Festival – 4380 W. Southmor Road n 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Train Rides - depart Grundy County Courthouse n 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brown Bag Friday Concert – Grundy County Courthouse Lawn, sponsored by WCSJ/WJDK and Grundy Bank n 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Ham and Bean Dinner – First United Methodist Church n 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Pony Rides - Franklin and Main streets, sponsored by Lyondell Basell & ONEOK n 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Petting Zoo - Franklin and Main Street, sponsored by Red Carpet Travel & OSF HealthCare n 4 to 7 p.m. – Pumpkin Decorating Contest entries accepted - First Presbyterian Church n 5 p.m. to midnight – Beer Tent open - Wauponsee Street & Illinois Avenue n 5 p.m. – Free Popcorn Giveaway - Liberty and Washington streets and 400 block Liberty Street, sponsored by Pam’s Academy of Dance & Century 21 COLEMAN-HORNSBY n 5 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show”– free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot, sponsored by Grundy Bank n 5 p.m. – “Silver Strings” - South Stage, Wauponsee Street and Illinois Avenue, sponsored by Kozol Brothers/MillerCoors Brewing, Clayton’s Tap & Illinois Truck & Equip.m.ent n 5 to 7 p.m. – Corn Grain and Flower Show – Grain Entries Accepted – First Presbyterian Church n 5 to 7 p.m. – Hobby and Handicraft Show Entries Accepted – First Presbyterian Church n 5 to 10 p.m. – Skinners’ Amusements Carnival n 5:30 p.m. – “Deleterious”- Jackson Street Stage - Liberty at Jackson streets, sponsored by sponsored by Kozol Brothers/MillerCoors Brewing, Greenway Auto & D Construction n 7 p.m. – Queen Coronation Parade with Coronation immediately following at Jackson Street Stage, Liberty at Jackson Street n 7 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show”– free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot, sponsored by Grundy Bank n 7:30 p.m. – “Generation” – South Stage - Wauponsee Street and Illinois Avenue, sponsored by Kozol Brothers/MillerCoors Brewing, Clayton’s Tap & Illinois Truck & Equip.m.ent n 7:30 p.m. – “Crawford’s Daughter”- Jackson Street Stage - Liberty at Jackson streets, sponsored by sponsored by Kozol Brothers/MillerCoors Brewing, Greenway Auto & D Construction n 8 p.m. – “Doug’s Dancers” – 200 block Liberty Street n 8:30 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show”– free entertainment for all ages –

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n 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Craft Show/Flea Market – Grundy County Fairgrounds n 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Corn Grain and Flower Show – Flower Arrangement entries accepted – First Presbyterian Church n 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Log Home Festival – 4380 W. Southmor Road n 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Farm Fair – Main Street, across from First Midwest Bank n 9 a.m. – Crackerbox Derby – Goold Park, sponsored by Financial Plus Credit Union & McDonald’s n 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Show – Chapin Park, sponsored by CostCo Wholesale n 9 a.m. – Morris Hospital 5k Run – Start/Finish at White Oak Grade School n 9 a.m. – Registration for Kiddie Water Fights - Morris Fire Station #1, Wauponsee and Main streets n 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Art Show – Morris Area Library presented by Morris Watercolor Guild, sponsored by SpaceCo n 10 a.m. – Kiddie Water Fights - Morris Fire Station #1, Wauponsee and Main streets n 10 a.m. – “In Plain Sight Trailer” - No Tolerance Task Force & Grundy County Sheriff’s Dept. - 100 Block Liberty St. n 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Train Rides - Depart Grundy County Courthouse n 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. – Petting Zoo - Franklin and Main streets, sponsored by Red Carpet Travel & OSF HealthCare n 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Pony Rides - Franklin and Main streets, sponsored by Lyondell Basell & ONEOK n Noon to 7 p.m. – Corn Grain and Flower Show - First Presbyterian Church, sponsored by Morris Hospital n Noon to 7 p.m. – Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit - First Presbyterian Church, sponsored by Window World of Joliet n 12:30 p.m. – Lineup and judging for Kiddie Parade – south side of Chapin Park, sponsored by Culver’s & Standard Bank n 1 to 10 p.m. – Skinners’ Amusements Carnival - Wristbands $20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. ONLY n 1 p.m. – Kiddie Parade - awards announced at Main & Franklin streets, sponsored by Culver’s n 2:45 p.m. – Pie Eating Contest - Chapin Park gazebo, sponsored by SOCU n 3 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show” – free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot - sponsored by Grundy Bank n 5 p.m. to midnight – Beer Tent open - Wauponsee Street & Illinois Avenue n 5 p.m. – “River Road Trio” - South Stage - Wauponsee Street and Illinois Avenue, sponsored by Kozol Brothers/MillerCoors Brewing, Clayton’s Tap & Illinois Truck & Equipment n 5 to 6 p.m. – Family Flannel Fest - Stories, s’mores, line dancing and cider; Morris Public LIbrary n 5 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show” – free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot, sponsored by Grundy Bank

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SUNDAY, OCT. 1 n 9 a.m. – FREE Parking Shuttle from Morris Moose to downtown - available until one hour after completion of the parade n 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Show – Chapin Park - sponsored by Costco Wholesale n 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Farm Fair - Main Street, across from First Midwest Bank n 11 a.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show” – free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot, sponsored by Grundy Bank n 11 a.m. – Dance Schools perform – 300 block Liberty and 100 block West Washington n 11 a.m. – Pork Burgers – First United Methodist Church n 11 a.m. – Lions Club Chicken Dinner – Farm Fair, Wauponsee and Washington streets n 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Corn Grain and Flower Show - First Presbyterian Church, sponsored by Morris Hospital n 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit - First Presbyterian Church, sponsored by Window World of Joliet n 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Petting Zoo - Franklin and Main Street, sponsored by Red Carpet Travel & OSF HealthCare n 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Pony Rides - Franklin and Main Street, sponsored by Lyondell Basell & ONEOK n Noon – Kiwanis Big Wheel Race – 200 block Liberty Street n 12:30 p.m. – On Broadway Dancers & Jesse White Tumblers – 400 block Liberty Street, sponsored by Shantel’s n 1 to 4:30 p.m. – Skinners’ Amusements Carnival - wristbands $20 n 1 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show” – free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot - sponsored by Grundy Bank n 2 p.m. – Grundy County Corn Festival parade n 5 p.m. – “Kid Buck$ Game Show” – free entertainment for all ages – Sheriff’s Dept. parking lot - sponsored by Grundy Bank

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CO R N FESTIVA L E VE NTS Kiddie Parade

What : Corn Fest Kiddie Parade When and where : Saturday, Sept.

30. Lineup and judging are at 12:30 p.m. at the south side of Chapin Park (Chapin Street at Wauponsee Street) Parade begins at 1 p.m. and ends at the Grundy Bank drive-up, at Main and Franklin Streets. More details : A fun event where children dress us in costumes or Corn Fest attire and parade downtown with their adult guardians. Some families choose to decorate strollers, wagons, mini-floats, etc. The event is judged by the 2017 Corn Festival Queen and her court. Categories are Best of Theme (Small Town Living at its Best), King and Queen, Most Original, and Queen’s Choice. King and queen must be entered together as one entry and will be judged together. Participants must pre-register. The deadline is Thursday, Sept. 28. Entry forms are available on the Corn Festival website or at the Corn Festival office. Forms may be dropped off at the office at 909 N. Liberty Street or mailed to P.O. Box 22, Morris, IL 60450. All Kiddie Parade participants must wear a Corn Fest button. Prizes will be announced by WCSJ morning host Kevin Schramm and awarded by the Corn Festival Queen.

Art Show

What : Corn Festival Art Show When and where : Thursday, Sept.

28, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery Walk with the judge is Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. and is for adults only. The show is held at the Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty Street. More details : Fee to attend is a Corn Fest button, which may be purchased at the event. The Art Show is sponsored by the Morris Watercolor Guild. Divisions are youth, high school and adult, and categories include drawing, painting, printmaking, computer art, sculpture, and “other,” which includes assemblage, collage and mosaic. The pieces must be original and created within the past two years. No more than four entries per person, please. Ribbons will be awarded in all divisions. Best of Show ribbons will be awarded to one adult and one high school in both 2-D and 3-D and to one youth work. Best of Watercolor will be awarded to one adult. People’s Choice ribbons will

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be awarded to one adult, one high school and one youth work, based on votes cast during the show. Voting ends Saturday at 3:45 p.m. Entries will be accepted Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5 to 7 p.m. They must be picked up Monday, Oct. 2, 4 to 6 p.m.

Kiddie Water Fights

What : Kiddie Water Fights When and where : Registration

begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Morris Fire Station #1, located at Wauponsee and Main Streets. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the same location. More details : A fun competitive event for children that mimics the adult firefighter water fights held earlier in the week. Age categories are 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, and 10-11. Kids in teams of two use water sprayed from small versions of firefighters’ hoses to push a ball suspended in the air across a line. Rain gear is recommended. The event is sponsored by the Morris Fire Protection District.

Water Fights

What : Corn Festival Water Fights When and where : Wednesday,

Sept. 27, 6 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Washington Street in downtown Morris.

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More details: The big event kickoff of the Grundy County Corn Festival, members of area fire departments compete to use water from hoses to push a ball suspended in the air across the finish line. The competition is a double elimination match. Teams are not normally known until the day of the event, but past teams have included Morris Fire Protection District, Braidwood Fire Protection District, Lisle Woodridge Fire Protection District, South Wilmington Fire Protection District, Mazon Fire Protection District, Chatsworth Fire Protection District, Lisbon-Seward Fire Protection District and Newark Fire Protection District.

Talent Show

What: Corn Festival Talent Show When and where: Wednesday, Sept.

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The Talent Show is not a contest, but an event designed to share talents with the community. Each show has 20-25 acts. Entry forms are available during normal business hours at the

WCSJ-WJDK studios, 219 W. Washington Street in Morris. Application deadline is Sept. 18. For more information, call 815-941-1000, ext. 101. The list of performers usually fills up early, but the radio station does

keep a waiting list. There are often last-minute cancellations that enable organizers to call up acts from the waiting list.

See EVENTS, page 12

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27, 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Street Stage, Liberty at Jackson Street. More details: Sponsored by local radio station WCSJ/WJDK, the Corn Fest Talent Show features performances by area performing artists of all ages. In past shows, performances have included vocal, instrumental, comedy, dancing, gymnastics and other talents.

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a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival is located at the Ken and Judy Daggett property, 4380 W. Southmor Road in rural Morris. More details: A unique shopping event that hosts quality vendors of all kinds who sell artwork, furniture, crafts, food items, pottery, jewelry, antiques, holiday items, mums and more. Items are one-of-a-kind and also include primitive furniture, quilts, knitwear, metal arts, wooden buckets and carved Christmas ornaments. Food offerings this year include fudge, pretzels, baked goods, taffy apples and freshly-popped kettle corn. Artisans, including a chainsaw carver, a potter, a glassblower and a blacksmith, also will demonstrate their skills at the festival.

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The show is co-emceed by WCSJ morning host Kevin Schramm and WCSJ radio marketing consultant Angela Baumeister. The show also will be broadcast live on WCSJ FM 103.1.

Big Amazing Race

What: Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Amazing Race When and where: Thursday, Sept. 28. Check in is at 5 p.m., and race begins at 6 p.m. at the Corn Festival Beer Tent, Wauponsee Street and Illinois Avenue. More details: Fun race with competitive tasks benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. Teams of 4 must register in advance at bbbswillgrundy.org by Sept. 25. The entry fee is $100 per team, and at least one person on each team must be 21 years old. The race is patterned after the television show, “The Amazing Race,” and participants will be allowed two hours to complete 10 challenges located throughout the downtown Morris area. The challenges are a secret until the event. Last year’s challenges involved bobbing for apples, weight-lifting, eating hot wings, analysis of a crime scene, finding hidden objects

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and knocking down a pylon with a fire department water hose. Winners will be the first team to complete the race. Teams may dress in costumes if desired. More information about the race or about volunteering as a BBBS men-

tor can be obtained at bbbswillgrundy.org or by calling the organization at 815-723-2227 or 815-942-9011.

Log Home Festival

What: Log Home Festival When and where: Friday, Sept. 29, 10

What: Corn, Grain and Flower Show and Decorated Pumpkin Show When and where: Saturday, September 30, Noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson Street. More details: Admission is a Corn Festival button. Event is a competition among local amateur growers with categories that include varieties of plants and flowers, corn and other farm crops. There are several categories open to youth exhibitors.

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• EVENTS The tradition of Corn Festival is evident in this show through the farm categories, which include tallest corn stalk, longest and heaviest ears of corn, and giant varieties of farm crops, such as pumpkins. In the past, winners have included a pumpkin that weighed over 100 pounds. Decorated pumpkins will also be shown, with categories for youth and adults. Grain entries and decorated pumpkins will be taken on Friday, Sept.29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Flower entries will be taken on Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 to 10 a.m. Entries must be picked up Sunday, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Ribbons are awarded for first, second and third place in each section. There are also cash prizes awarded to grand and section sweepstakes.

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ects. There are categories for youth and adults that include stenciling, tin punch, stained glass, woodworking, and needlework. Recent additions to this show include scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and card making. Entries will be accepted on Friday, Sept. 29, 5 to 7 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. The exhibit will be open noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. All exhibits must be removed 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. Viewers may vote for the People’s

Choice Award, which will be given to the highest vote-getter at the end of Corn Festival. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded.

Parade

What: The 2017 Grundy County Corn Festival Parade When and where: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Route is 10 blocks long in downtown Morris and begins at Washington Street at Fulton. It proceeds north along Liberty Street to Depot Street

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When and where: Saturday, Sept. 30, noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson Street. More details: Admission is a Corn Festival button. This event showcases the many talents of the participants by exhibiting their handmade proj-

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and ends in the area of Chapin Park. More details: One of the largest parades in the Midwest and the culmination of the Grundy County Corn Festival week. Applications for participants are due September 15. Walking and marching categories include Boy and Girl Scouts, armed forces/veterans, dance/poms, gymnastics and political. Vehicle categories include antique vehicles, emergency vehicles, commercial vehicles and others. There are horse riding units and horse driving units and floats sponsored by youth groups, civic organizations and businesses. Parking is difficult to find in downtown Morris during the parade, and the Morris Moose Lodge offers free shuttle service from the lodge at 3835 Route 47, just south of the Illinois River bridge, to Washington Street, and back again after the parade. The roads along and around the parade route will be closed starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1. The Corn Festival Board of Directors reminds those who drive in the area to heed the barricades around the route for safety of the many children participating in and attending the parade. For information on the 2017 Grundy County Corn Festival events, visit www.cornfestival.org; contact the Corn Festival office at 815-942-2676; or stop by weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 909 N. Liberty St.


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Steak sandwich sales benefit crime victims ​By JEANNE MILLSAP Shaw Media correspondent Being the victim of a violent crime is difficult enough without the financial complications that often arise after it. Vicki Surman, victim witness coordinator at the Grundy County State’s Attorney Office, said she’s seen innocent victims of crime go through terrible times of monetary hardship, some within days of the crime. Lost wages, loss of transportation, medical bills and other such considerations can make a difficult situation even worse, she said. “Working with victims every day,” Surman said, “I see the struggles emotionally and financially to them. I’ve heard so many stories about what they’re losing, and you want to help as much as you can.” Surman’s position involves helping victims through the court system. After a suspected criminal is charged with a crime, she informs the victim of when the case is up for a hearing or trial, what the charges are, their rights, what possibilities are available for restitution, how to recompense them for their losses, and more. She also attends court with victims when necessary and prepares them for trial. Victims of crime have a right to seek restitution according to the Illinois Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, Surman said. There are methods of restitution, she explained, such as funds available from the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program, which is through the Attorney General’s office, and another state program. “But sometimes neither of these works,” she said. If a defendant goes to prison, Surman explained, he might not be able to meet restitution payment. Or a murderer might go to prison, and the family cannot afford to pay for a funeral for their loved one.

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Grundy County Victim Witness Coordinator Vicki Surman and Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland are on the Grundy County Justice Assistance Board, which helps victims of crimes financially. Several years ago, Surman decided to begin the Grundy County Justice Assistance Fund – it was called the Crime Victims Fund then – and a board to manage it, to help families she saw facing these devastating circumstances. She remembers one of the first victims who benefitted from the fund. A child was sexually assaulted by a man who was found to have a sexually transmitted disease. The family could not afford the costs to test the boy, so the board used the money from the fund to pay for the test. In another case, Surman said, the fund was used to help a woman move to

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a senior home after one of her children was found to have severely abused her. The Grundy County Justice Assistance Fund has also been used to pay funeral costs of a murder victim when a family couldn’t and to purchase a computer for an autistic child whose computer he used to communicate with was stolen. Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland is the administrator of the Justice Assistance Board, and other members are Harry Kosters, Alicia Steffes, Jim Micetich, Dave Doglio, Dave Udstuen, Craig Meece, Sharon Odom, Christina Van Yperen, Steve Larson and Vicki Surman.

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Kids line up to watch the water fights during the first night of the Grundy County Corn Festival, hoping to get wet. of sidewalk along the route. The judges’ stand is at the center of the parade route, on Liberty at Jackson Street. It offers an elevated, unobstructed view of the parade, and many of the parade performers put on their best at the site for the judges to see. The raffle winner also got to be an

honorary float judge, having a say in which of the floats are most deserving of honors. The winner also will receive a food coupon from every Corn Fest food vendor. The foods sold throughout downtown during Corn Festival week include wings, ice cream, shaved ice, fresh-cut fries and curly fries, apple

cider, funnel cakes, corn dogs, barbeque, kettle corn, fudge, mocha chillers, sweet corn, walking tacos and many other items. Other prizes for the winner of the raffle will be two carnival wristbands and a 2017 short-sleeved Corn Fest T-shirt. The drawing was on Sept. 19.

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The Grundy County Corn Festival office hosted a raffle this year that will make the winner feel as if they are king or queen of the festival. This was the first time for the raffle, and one of the most coveted of the prizes for the winner will be a parking space reserved just for them during the festival. The winner will have VIP parking at the city hall for the entire week of Corn Fest, including during Sunday’s parade, which is the most difficult time to find a parking spot downtown. The Morris City Hall is located at E. Chapin Street and Route 47. The winner also gets their own close parking spot at the Craft Show and Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 30, making it a cinch to get in and out of the popular market, especially when carrying armloads of treasurers. Another of the winning prizes is two seats on the judges’ stand for the parade. The Corn Fest Parade is one of the largest in the Midwest and one of the most anticipated events of the festival. Chairs are lined up along Liberty Street hours before the parade’s kickoff. Watchers who want to stand are lined up in every nook and cranny

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